Mother’s DayMay 3rd, 2012
May God, the source of life, give you joy in the love, growth, and holiness of your children. Amen. Book of Blessings Part III
Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States, as well as many other countries. Mother’s Day (aka Mothering Day) is celebrated usually in February, March, April or May in most countries. It is a day to celebrate all women who are mothers, or for whom mothering is a nurturing gift.
Prayer for Mothers
GraduationMay 2nd, 2012
We’re approaching that bittersweet time of year known as graduation. Parents are often filled with mixed emotions as they anticipate this milestone for their child (children). Like all special life-cycle events, it’s an important time for sharing memories. Below are some ideas that might help ritualize this significant time in the life of your family:
*Assemble a photo album of memories from your child’s school years
Ideally, some of the above ideas will require forethought, some begun much ahead of time. But you can always adapt these ideas and come up with something clever and unique for your child with even a few day’s preparation. “Google” Catholic blessings and prayers to incorporate in your family’s graduation celebration. A great resource is Kathleen Chesto’s Family Prayer for Family Times.
Parenting Pointer and Marriage MomentOctober 4th, 2011
“I was in prison and you came to see me.” (Mt. 25:35) Now this might seem like a hard work of mercy to do with a child. Consider, however, that sending a child to her room or for “time out” is a kind of imprisonment. Give them a way to redeem themselves afterwards. © 2011 Susan Vogt
Sometimes married couples have different biorhythms. Are you a “morning dove” while your spouse might be a “night owl” or vice versa? Have you worked out compatible bedtimes? If not, when do you cuddle? © 2011 Susan Vogt
World Communications Day – June 5, 2011February 22nd, 2011
World Communations Day is June 5, 2011. Below is a link to the Pope’s address to the people of God.Read More